Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. ... human prehistory and history, from the development of the first stone tools at .... meaning pertaining to ancient times) is an aficionado or student of antiquities ... Earth sciences to examine topics which inform archaeological knowledge ...


Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. .... Cunnington made meticulous recordings of Neolithic and Bronze Age ...


Archaeology calls for the collaboration of numerous complementary scientific disciplines, including life sciences, earth sciences, humanities and social sciences. ... To study how stone tools were made and used, archaeologists have developed ... illuminates different aspects of this past, re-examining in depth topics like:.


Oct 13, 2011 ... Portable remains are usually called artifacts. ... Understanding why ancient cultures built the giant stone circles at ... Scientists started using standard weights and measures and other ... It became an important tool of historic archaeology. .... Did their clothing styles indicate their social ranks and roles?


Relationships among sites occupied at the same time can indicate social, ... The kinds of stone tools and the absence of pottery in these deep layers ... be available for future scientists to reanalyze with the greater knowledge and ... To learn more about topics covered in Chapter 2 visit these National Park Service Features:


International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences ... Although scientific archeology—in contrast to antiquarian studies and the collection of ... Archeology's roots go back to the Renaissance interest in the antiquities of Greece ... The division by Lubbock in 1865 (following earlier French suggestions) of the stone age into the ...


Apr 30, 2012 ... Keywords: anthropology, cultural evolution, economics, sociology, ... At first glance the raw data of archaeology—things like broken pieces of pots, stone tools, and ... disciplinary contexts and we present three topics as illustrations. ... less conducive to intensified social interaction than the mobile residence ...


It is also quite rare to see archaeologists at digital humanities conferences, ... can collect ceramic material, lithic material (stone tools and their manufacturing .... as a social science and anthropological archaeology as a humanities discipline. .... and archaeology services throughout the country, the Portable Antiquities ...


Topics assessed by examination (Schedule A from the Exam Regulations) ... at how social and intellectual factors influence the ways in which archaeological .... study of materiality: including anthropological material culture studies, Science and .... and electronic resources, such as the Portable Antiquities Scheme database.